Coat of arms of Uruguay

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Coat of arms of Uruguay
Coat of arms of Uruguay.svg
Details
Armiger Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Adopted 19 March 1829
Crest A Sun of May or
Escutcheon

Quarterly the 1st:Azure, a Scales of Justice or; the 2nd: Argent

in base Barry wavy Argent and Azure, a representation of Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit proper; the 3rd: Argent, a horse sable; the 4th: Azure an ox or
Other elements The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and an olive one on the right, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon

The coat of arms of Uruguay was first adopted by law on March 19, 1829.

Exterior features[edit]

It consists of an oval, which is divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the “Sun of May”, symbolizing the rising of the Uruguayan nation. The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and an olive one on the right, representing honor and peace, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon.

Interior features[edit]

Upper section[edit]

In the upper left quarter there is a scale, symbol of equality and justice, set on a blue background. The upper right quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, which represents strength, on a silver background.

Lower section[edit]

In the lower left, also on a silver background, there is a galloping horse, symbolizing liberty. The lower right quarter holds an ox, which is a symbol of abundance, on a blue background.

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